What are the surgical options for fulminant colitis in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Elective surgery can sometimes be performed laparoscopically. For fulminant colitis, the surgical procedure of choice consists of a subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy and creation of a Hartmann pouch.


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